Audrey Decker

Audrey Decker is an Inside Defense Navy reporter. She has previously covered Maryland state politics for Capital News Service. She is a 2021 graduate from the Phillip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland.

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The Insider | April 11, 2022

Bollinger Shipyards has been awarded a contract to build the Navy's Mine Countermeasure Unmanned Surface Vehicle, the Defense Department announced on Friday.

Daily News | April 11, 2022

The Navy has not developed a full cost estimate for its unmanned maritime systems and "does not know" how its unmanned efforts fit into future ship planning, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

The Insider | April 8, 2022

The president of one of the Navy's largest shipbuilders, General Dynamics' Bath Iron Works, has resigned.

Daily News | April 8, 2022

General Dynamics Mission Systems is on schedule to complete production of the first Block I Knifefish unmanned undersea vehicles this year and finish updating the retrofitted systems in 2023.

Daily News | April 7, 2022

Austal will deliver an autonomous expeditionary fast transport ship to the Navy later this year --the service's largest, operational autonomous ship to date.

The Insider | April 7, 2022

BAE Systems will complete a study on incorporating a command, control, communications and computers/unmanned aerial systems mission payload on the Marine Corps Amphibious Combat Vehicle.

Daily News | April 7, 2022

The Navy says it has mitigated an unexpected behavior that occurred during the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile-Extended Range's first developmental test.

The Insider | April 6, 2022

The Navy announced on Tuesday that the aircraft carrier Gerald Ford (CVN-78), the first carrier of its class, reached initial operational capability in December.

Daily News | April 6, 2022

The shipyards of the future will produce ships faster, feature fewer people and be "a lot more dependable," a service official said today at the Navy League's Sea-Air-Space conference.

Daily News | April 6, 2022

Before the Navy can deliver unmanned systems, the service needs to prioritize land-based testing to mitigate risk, especially for surface and sub-surface programs, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | April 5, 2022

The Navy needs to "check our ego at the door" and use what industry has already built if the service wants to innovate quickly, according to Rear Adm. Lorin Selby, chief of naval research.

Daily News | April 5, 2022

While industry is expressing concern over cuts to the LPD-class amphibious transport dock program in the Navy's fiscal year 2023 budget, some senior lawmakers say Congress will likely alter the service's plans.

Daily News | April 4, 2022

The Navy wants to expand the mission of its unmanned aerial systems to multiple areas, according to a senior service official.

Daily News | April 4, 2022

The Navy's fiscal year 2023 budget request is about capability, rather than simple numbers, Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Michael Gilday said today.

Daily News | April 1, 2022

Raytheon Technologies has been selected to produce SPY-6 radar variants for seven different types of Navy ships.

Daily News | March 31, 2022

The Navy's undersea programs remain strong in the service's fiscal year 2023 budget request, but surface fleet numbers are drawing concern from three prominent House lawmakers.

Daily News | March 31, 2022

The Navy selected Huntington Ingalls Industries' REMUS 300 to be its next-generation small unmanned underwater vehicle program of record.

Daily News | March 29, 2022

Nearly a year after rolling out a very ambitious unmanned campaign plan, the Navy provides details for some, but not all, of its unmanned programs in the fiscal year 2023 budget request.

Daily News | March 28, 2022

Despite an increasing topline, the Navy will procure nine ships in its fiscal year 2023 budget request, one more than last year, while decommissioning 24 ships.

The Insider | March 25, 2022

Two House lawmakers announced the creation of the bipartisan Public Shipyard Caucus today, which aims to support the nation's four public shipyards.

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